Taco Bell’s Menu Expansion

Taco Bell plans to add over 25 items to its menu in 2024.

This is in contrast to the company’s more recent strategy of reducing the size of the menu to reduce complexity, and keep service times low.

Additions to the menu include the introduction of the Cantina Chicken menu in March 2024, which includes five items: Cantina Chicken Burrito, Cantina Chicken Taco, Cantina Chicken Quesadilla, and Cantina Chicken Bowl. The Cantina Chicken line requires five new ingredients, including […]

Robots Flippy, Sippy, and Chippy Used in Fast Food Kitchens

The use of robots in restaurants continues to expand.

For example, Flippy the robot has been around since 2018, flipping burgers. It even worked at Dodger Stadium. Since Flippy’s introduction, improvements to Flippy have been made. Flippy 2.0 has expanded from making burgers to operating fry stations. White Castle plans to install over 100 robot cooks in its kitchens.

Flippy is also used by Wing Stop for the last step in the wing making process. Chippy, an iteration of Flippy, makes chips […]

Starbucks Adds Incentive for Customers To Bring Their Own Cups

Starbucks Coffee Company is allowing customers to bring their own reusable cup when ordering in the drive-thru, in the café, or with the app.

All company-owned stores and participating licensed Starbucks have implemented the program, which is part of Starbucks’ sustainability commitment to reduce waste by 50% by the year 2030.

Customers receive a ten-cent discount and a member reward of 25 Bonus Stars for bringing their own cup. Starbucks is the first national coffee chain in the United States to allow customers […]

By |2024-01-27T06:40:02+00:00January 26, 2024|Tags: , , , |

Impact of Wage Increase for California Fast Food Workers

Governor Newsom signed into law a rapid pay hike for fast food workers, increasing their minimum wage from an average of around $16/hour, to $20/hour, effective on April 1, 2024.

While some workers may be happy, the $20/hour rate is predicted to wreak havoc on the restaurants that must pay it.


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By |2023-11-20T07:10:09+00:00November 26, 2023|Tags: , , , , |
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